Ölüdeniz

Ölüdeniz (literally Dead Sea, due to its calm waters even during storms; official translation name Blue Lagoon) is a small village and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. It is located 14 km (9 mi) to the south of Fethiye, near Mount Babadağ.

Ölüdeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean[]. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. The beach itself is a pebble beach. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and construction is strictly prohibited. The seawater of Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, while its beach is an official Blue Flag beach, frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike[].

Paragliding

Ölüdeniz is also famous for its paragliding opportunities. It is regarded as one of the best places in the world to paraglide due to its unique panoramic views, and Mount Babadağ's exceptional height. Breathtaking panorama and stable weather conditions make launch site at Babadag Mountain the best in Europe.

Ultramarathon

Since 2010, an international multiday trail running ultramarathon, called Lycian Way Ultramarathon, is held on the historical Lycian Way. The event runs eastward on a route of around 220–240 km (140–150 mi) from Ölüdeniz to Antalya in six days.

Scuba diving

Ölüdeniz offer a variety of diving opportunities with regard to its crystal clear waters and rich underwater caves and fauna. Scuba diving is the most popular underwater activity. Local diving agencies provide courses and required scuba diving licences. Snorkelling is another diving activity and many sites are very suitable for snorkelling.

See also

  • Butterfly Valley, Fethiye

Climate

Ölüdeniz has typical Mediterranean Climate. The weather is warm all year round, but in the summer temperatures often surpass 35 degrees Celsius.

Climate data for Ölüdeniz
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F 61 63 68 70 77 86 93 93 88 79 72 64 76.2
Average low °F 45 45 50 54 59 68 72 72 70 63 55 50 58.6
Average high °C 16 17 20 21 25 30 34 34 31 26 22 18 24.5
Average low °C 7 7 10 12 15 20 22 22 21 17 13 10 14.7
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See also

  • Hisarönü and Ovacık, two nearby towns which form part of Ölüdeniz Municipality
  • Turkish Riviera
  • Blue Cruise
  • Marinas in Turkey
  • Foreign purchases of real estate in Turkey
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Jimmy Jimmie
8 August 2015
Blue Lagoon is fabulous, with the green mountains of Babadag forming a shadow over the azure waters of the breath-taking ocean.
Joey Cortelli
25 December 2014
What shall I start with; This place is one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Mediterranean. Crystal clear waters sheltered by soaring coastal mountains.
Buhara Demir
18 July 2017
Awesome sea and view but if you are not a fan of stones get sea/swimming shoes for more comfort!!
Massimo Ferrari
14 May 2019
Water cristal blue, beach surrounded by mountains. People taking bath in mid May.The area next to the beach is well kept, still full of restaurant and bar. The bay is protected,so need to pay to enter
RM
14 May 2018
The beach is beautiful, and you can watch acrobatic paragliding in the sky, I enjoyed it!
Sasha Miroshnichenko
29 September 2018
Amazing mountain panorama. Keep in mind that there are several places for paragliding to land on the surface, that might be annoying for calmed beach time spending
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